MEDIA ADVISORY:  NH Governor's Commission on Disability Holds Press Conference at UNH to Celebrate ADA Accomplishments

Contact: Keely Ames
Northeast Passage

Jan. 31, 2006

When: Sunday, February 5, 2006, 12:30 p.m.

Where: University of New Hampshire, Field House, indoor track

Speakers: Governor John H. Lynch (invited); Cheryl L. Killam, Accessibility Specialist, GCD; Jill Gravink, Director/Founder, Northeast Passage

Background: The NH Governor's Commission on Disability will celebrate examples of barrier-free recreational programs, as a result of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and will highlight Northeast Passage, a self-funded program of UNH's School of Health and Human Services, affiliated with Disabled Sports, USA. Northeast Passage will host an informal afternoon of accessible handcycling as well as showcase some of their other recreation and health promotion activities.

This is the sixth in a series of 15 press conferences in observance of the 15th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Press packages can be requested by contacting Carol A. Nadeau, executive director of the NH Governor's Commission on Disability, at (603) 271-6895 or Carol.Nadeau@NH.Gov.